Rockford man beaten in armed robbery

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) Rockford Police are investigating after a man is beaten and robbed in broad daylight Monday morning.

Around 11:30 a.m. police responded to the 200 block of Soper Avenue in reference to an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned a 56-year-old man and 58-year-old woman were outside their residence when the man was approached by two male suspects, one armed with a handgun.

The suspects beat the male victim and took his wallet, briefly chasing the woman before they took off. Police report the man was not seriously hurt.

Anyone with information should contact Rockford Police or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.